Dragonframe Software – Begin your stop motion filmmaking journey today with the digital image capture software trusted by major motion picture studios and independent filmmakers alike. Animation
Bring your animation to life. Professional on-screen tools for precise movements. Step, play, capture, repeat.
Compose and light the perfect shot with camera controls, test shots and advanced image review tools.
Import and edit multiple audio tracks. Perform dialogue track reading for multiple characters.
Program animated lighting with simple keyframes. Automate work lights for the animator. Simple front light / back light programming.
Use the intuitive graphical interface to program advanced camera moves.
Frame-based editing as simple as drag and drop. Adjust timing, reshoot sequences, and even restore deleted frames.
Mark the screen to guide your animation with vector-based drawing tools. Plot and preview motion paths with the increment editor.
Plan your scene and track your progress in the X-Sheet side panel. Add reminders, sketch motion paths and adjusting timing.
Configure all of your composition guides, drawing layers and reference material from the Guide Layers side panel.
Live View Mag
Use live view magnification to punch-in on a section of video assist image. (Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Fujifilm.)
View the mixed audio waveform in the Timeline or X-Sheet, so you can see what’s coming next while you are animating.
Reference Track Audio
Use the audio from a reference movie within the audio workspace. View the video as you scrub through the audio and perform track readings.
Audio stays locked to your animation at the project frame rate. If you review your animation at a different speed, the audio adjusts to stay synced.
Custom Face Sets
Create your own face set as a multi-layered Photoshop file. Add groups for mouth, eyes, ears, or whatever parts you need.
View character dialogue or face sets while animating, in a configurable heads-up display.
Program up to 512 lights with the new DDMX-512 (or upgraded DDMX-S2)
Create custom light profiles to match DMX values to light output.
Program a work light to use while animating.
Enter the jogpad mode to get large text and a simple keypad interface so that you can step away from the computer and get near your rig and set.
When used with the DMC-16 or DMC+ and a motion control crane, such as the Volo, Dragonframe can provide virtual cartesian axes.
Transfer camera moves between Dragonframe and Maya, Kuper, or other 3D software.
Add extra smoothing of acceleration or deceleration with the new “feathering” tool.
Create motion paths by marking positions you want to hit, then adjusting keyframes to move through them.